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Karla Gail Bohmbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Department Chair, Religious Studies

Phone: 570-372-4167
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 026
Office Hours:
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., M
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., TTH
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., W

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Academic Credentials:
PHD, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Saint Olaf College

Bohmbach's work centers on the Hebrew Bible and feminist scholarship. Besides teaching Hebrew Bible and Introduction to Women's Studies, her other courses include Biblical Ethics, Women and Religion, The Bible and Archaeology, and Women in the Biblical Tradition. In 2008, Westminster John Knox Press published An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach, which she co-authored along with three colleagues. She is currently working on a book-length project analyzing the constructions of masculinity in the Hebrew Bible's rape accounts. She currently serves as vice president of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA; in 2000 the synod authorized her as a lay worship leader and in that capacity she occasionally supply preaches in Lutheran churches throughout central Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the National Women's Studies Association.


  • DIVS-400 Diversity Encounters Changing World
  • HONS-301 The Bible and Archaeology
  • HONS-301 The Hebrew Bible
  • HONS-301 Women in Biblical Tradition
  • JWST-201 The Hebrew Bible
  • JWST-207 Women in Biblical Tradition
  • RELI-102 Applied Biblical Ethics
  • RELI-201 The Hebrew Bible
  • RELI-207 Women in Biblical Tradition
  • RELI-209 The Bible and Archaeology
  • RELI-225 Women in Religion
  • RELI-400 Women in the Bible
  • RELI-500 Capstone
  • WMST-100 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WMST-207 Women in the Biblical Tradition
  • WMST-225 Women in Religion
  • WMST-505 Independent Study

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